National Gardening Week is an annual celebration of gardening and horticulture in the United Kingdom. It is typically held in the last week of April or the first week of May and is organized by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The event aims to encourage people to get involved in gardening, whether they are experienced gardeners or complete beginners.
This year, the RHS are celebrating His Majesty King Charles III and his love of horticulture in particular. He is a champion of the environment and has a well-known passion for gardening and planting projects. We invite you to plant something in your garden this year to celebrate and mark the Coronation of King Charles III.
Here are a few ideas of how you could get involved this year.
1. Plant a tree or ornamental shrub
A much-loved way of marking a commemorative occasion that will last for generations to come. Whilst trees are best planted from October to March, it is still possible to plant a container tree at other times of year and, as long as you tend to it carefully over the coming months, your tree will thrive for years to come. Or how about a lovely specimen shrub that would make a wonderful commemorative plant?
2. Get planting
It doesn't have to be a special tree though. National Gardening Week is about getting out into the garden and making the most of whatever space you have. So, maybe this year is the year for you to try and grow some of your own soft fruit, or plant a new hedge. There are plenty of beautiful plants that will add a pop of colour and make a wonderful difference to your outside space.
3. Visit a garden